To meet market demands for reliable and low-latency Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has launched two in-house developed Fibre Channel expansion cards: the QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC. The dual-port FC cards feature high performance, reliable, secure, and energy efficient FC connectivity with QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC respectively supporting 16Gb FC and 32Gb FC connection speeds.
We live in the information era – “always online” is the reality. Business is now a part of this reality. We constantly use computers and mobile devices to stay connected. This gives us access to a vast amount of data, some of it is relevant to store and process, while the other disposable. We need to convert that data into information to make this a valuable process. Based on that process then, we can make business decisions, also known as “data-driven decisions”, get insights and analytics and eventually produce quality reports.
The amount of data stored in organisational databases has increased rapidly in recent years due to the rapid advancement of information technology. A high percentage of the data is sensitive, private and critical to those organisations, their clients, suppliers and partners.
Therefore, databases are usually installed behind internal firewalls, protected with intrusion detection mechanisms and accessed only by applications. To access a database, users have to connect to one of these applications and submit queries through them to the database. The threat to databases arises when these applications do not behave properly and construct these queries without sanitising user inputs first.